Photo Credit: Amber Bracken | The Narwhal
What do wetlands, forests, grasslands, farmlands all have in common? They all have the potential to store tremendous amounts of carbon.
A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2017 found these so-called nature-based climate solutions could provide more than one-third of the emissions reductions needed to stabilize global temperature increases below 2 C by 2030 under the Paris Accord.
For countries with vast landscapes, the idea of these nature-based climate fixes created quite the buzz.
Those findings also thrust Canada — home to 25 per cent of Earth’s wetlands and boreal forests, as well as endangered prairie grasslands and the world’s longest coastline — into playing a vital role in the global fight against climate change.
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